Family Immigration

Government dismantles the NSEERS, a post 9/11 registry program that mostly targeted Muslim males

Government dismantles the NSEERS, a post 9/11 registry program that mostly targeted Muslim males Statement from the American Immigration Council on the End of NSEERS December 22, 2016 Washington D.C. - Today, the Department of Homeland Security officially ended a Bush-era registry created after 9/11 to track noncitizen men from predominantly Muslim countries. The registry, known as the Nation...
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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Immigrant Visas: January 2017

When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Immigrant Visas: January 2017 Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustm...
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EB-5, Conrad 30, and Special Immigrant Religious Worker immigration programs temporarily extended

EB-5, Conrad 30, and Special Immigrant Religious Worker immigration programs temporarily extended Congress has temporarily extended the EB-5, Conrad 30, and Special Immigrant Religious Worker programs until April 28, 2017.  As explained in an American Immigration Council article, these three programs are: The EB-5 program: The immigrant investor program, known as EB-5, was created in 1990 to...
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Ann Badmus Discusses Sanctuary Cities on Talk Radio

Here's my recent radio interview with Chris Saucedo WBAP News Talk Radio in Dallas.  Interesting and lively discussion about immigration law and so-called "sanctuary cities." I'd love to hear what you think about sanctuary cities and current direction of immigration. Feel free to post your comments below.  
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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Immigrant Visas: December 2016

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process. If you already have a petition filed or approved on your behalf, you may have to wait for an ...
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How to get your immigration records from the government

How to get your immigration records from the government You may want or need a copy of your immigration records from the government for many reasons.  Whatever the purpose, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access that information, regardless of your immigration status.  However, FOIA does allow the government to withhold some records from disclosure so you might not re...
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What’s My Status? Immigration Lawyers Bombarded With Questions Following Trump Win

In the wake of the election, immigration lawyers are getting tons of calls and emails from clients worried about the potential impact on their immigration status.  Eye Opener TV reported on this story and interviewed me for my take on what, if anything, can we expect to happen with immigration policy and law. Read the article and check out the video for details.
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Tax Alert: The Facts about the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)

Tax Alert: The Facts about the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) Regardless of immigration status, immigrants working the United States generally are required to pay taxes, including income tax. Authorized workers can get social security numbers needed to file tax returns. Others who don’t have the required work authorized visas to qualify for social security numbers can apply for indiv...
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Immigration Application Fees Set to Rise on December 23

Immigration Application Fees Set to Rise on December 23 Planning to apply for a visa or green card?  You should know that fees charged by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for most applications will increase about 21% on December 23, 2016. According to the USCIS, this increase is necessary cover the full cost of services, including the costs for fraud detection and national...
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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for FamilySponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas: November 2016

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process. If you already have a petition filed or approved on your behalf, you may have to wait for an ...
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